Monkey Business
Rachel Kern,  Paulina Modlitba, Stefan Marti, Chaochi Chang,  Jae-woo ChungMatt Hofmann,  Chris Schmandt

Monkey business furthers our work with animatronic agents, as seen earlier with Stefan Marti's Cellular Squirrel.   We are creating a peer-to-peer network of animatronic monkeys that act as audio-enabled agents, keeping members of a distributed group of people informed about each other's current state and level of availability.   We can also use the animatronic monkeys as media to which we can send "behavior messages" from cell phones; the monkeys, upon receiving these messages, will move and make sounds in such a way to indicate certain emotions or behaviors.

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